Insight Retreat Center



IRC continues a 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing the teachings freely to all who are interested. IRC has no paid staff and is run entirely by volunteers. We are grateful for your support and are inspired by how beautifully dharma practice develops when it does so in a field of generosity and gratitude.
                      Donations are tax-deductible.  Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula is a 501(c) organization, tax ID 77-0450217

Online Donations

Retreat Donation

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One-Time Donation

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Monthly Donation

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Other Ways to Donate

Check by Mail

Make checks payable and mail to:

Insight Retreat Center
108 Birch Street
Redwood City, CA 94062

Please indicate “IRC” in memo.

Amazon Purchases

Sign up with AmazonSmile.  It is an automatic way to support IRC every time you shop, at no cost to you. After signing up, bookmark this link and use it whenever you purchase through Amazon: IRC’s AmazonSmile Link

Legacy Community

By making a bequest to include IRC and/or IMC as a beneficiary of your will or living trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, you help assure that IMC/IRC will continue to make the Dharma accessible on a dāna basis for generations to come. For information or to arrange a consultation with our volunteer estate-planning attorney, email or call (650) 260-8674.

Buying or Selling Your Home

If you are buying or selling a home, IMC sangha member and longtime local real estate broker Carol Collins can refer you to a conscientious, highly qualified realtor. Carol can serve as your consultant, at no charge, throughout the buying or selling process to assist in all aspects of the transaction. After a sale, a donation is made in your name to IRC.  Contact Carol at or (408) 348-1385.

Stock Transfer

Gifts of stock can be a great way to support IRC while also meeting your personal financial-planning objectives. To learn more and/or to receive our brokerage information, you can email  or call (650) 260-8674; you can also use our stock transfer form.

Vehicle Donation

Make a tax-deductible donation of a vehicle you no longer use, working or not. CARS will handle pick-up and all paperwork. IRC gets 75% of the sale price. Tell them you want to donate to Insight Retreat Center. 

Call 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433). A representative will answer any questions and guide you through the process.

Through a donor-advised fund (DAF) or family foundation

You can make a gift to support IRC through your donor-advised fund (DAF) administered by a community foundation, a DAF at a brokerage, or from your family foundation. As often such gifts arrive without identifying information on the donor or donor’s intentions, please contact the fundraising manager with any instructions when you make the gift. or (650) 260-8674 

Matching Gift from Employer

If your company has a matching gift program, send their matching gift form or information to our Fundraising Manager at or mail to:    Insight Meditation Center
          108 Birch Street
          Redwood City, CA 94062

Our legal name is:  Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula, a 501(c) organization, tax ID  770450217.  ~  Please indicate to direct the gift to the Insight Retreat Center. 

Ebay Giving Works

Support IRC when selling items on Ebay. It’s simple and your donation is tax-deductible. 

  1. Go to Ebay Giving Works.  Use Insight Meditation Center of the Midpeninsula as your charity. 
  2. Choose the percentage of your sale you wish to donate: slide the amount from left to right.  
  3. List your item as usual.
Through Your IRA

With recent changes in tax laws, you can make gifts to support IMC directly from your IRA (such gifts are sometimes referred to as qualified charitable contributions or QCDs). Contact your IRA custodian for more information on how to make a gift in this way. Thank you!

Year-end Acknowledgement

In January, IMC will email you an acknowledgement of the sum of your gifts from the previous year; this receipt can be used for tax purposes. For online gifts, you will also receive an immediate email receipt from PayPal. Please retain your PayPal receipt for tax purposes. We thank you for your generosity!


Email the Fundraising Manager at or call (650) 260-8674.

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